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Libyan coastguards and sailors trained in diving

(B2) Two new training modules for the Libyan coast guard and navy began this week in Split (Croatia) and Souda (Crete), announces the HQ of the EU anti-trafficking operation in the Mediterranean (EUNAVFOR Med / Op. Sophia)

Diving module in Split, Croatia

A basic course on naval divers was launched on Monday (February 25) at the Croatian Navy training center in Split (Croatia). Seven candidates selected by the competent Libyan authorities, have " is subject to an in-depth selection process (screening) carried out during different phases ". The course, organized by the Croatian Navy, should provide “ knowledge and training in diving procedures, special techniques related to Coast Guard and Navy personnel ". The end of the course is scheduled for March 29, 2019.

Module 'visit on board ships' in Souda

A second training module was launched on Thursday (28 February) at the NATO Maritime Interdiction Operational Training Center (NMIOTC) in Souda (Crete), focusing on shipboard inspection, search and seizure (so-called module Visit Board, Search & Seizure Vessel). 25 Libyan trainees were selected for this module which will last until March 15.

At the end of these new training activities, more than 355 officers from the Libyan Coast Guard and Navy will have been trained.


Nicolas Gros Verheyde

Chief editor of the B2 site. Graduated in European law from the University of Paris I Pantheon Sorbonne and listener to the 65th session of the IHEDN (Institut des Hautes Etudes de la Défense Nationale. Journalist since 1989, founded B2 - Bruxelles2 in 2008. EU/NATO correspondent in Brussels for Sud-Ouest (previously West-France and France-Soir).